Christopher changes into a stronger person mentally throughout the book. He is first represented as a boy with Asperger Syndrome, who is very blunt and does not understand the rules of socialism. He reacts quickly to situations he doesn’t understand or like by folding himself up into a ball and groaning, he also hates skin-ship with others as it makes him feel uneasy. “If a strange man touched me I would hit him, and I can hit people very hard.” As the book progresses Christopher finds himself in unfamiliar situations that make him have to face his issues, such as talking to strangers on his way to London, and allowing to be touched by his mother (even though he did not like it too much.) His sentences are always blunt and factual, there are never long describing words as Christopher thinks that it is far more logical to just say what you want to say without putting fancy adjectives in there.
Later on in the novel, Piggy is one of the very few boys who are not savages. He didn’t become a savage because he didn’t believe in it or feared it like the other boys. His scientific approach was clearly one of the best. Simon has changing opinions on the beast. At first, he thinks that there could be a beast, but because he is shy, doesn’t fully admit that.
“As with speech, a child with Aspergers has difficulty or no skill at all deciphering what a person is saying with facial expressions or body language” (“Aspergers and Body Language”). This is important because Christopher repeatedly explains how hard it is for him to read facial expressions. In Curious, Christopher says, “But it was very difficult to decide which of the diagrams was most like the face they were making because people’s faces move very quickly” (Haddon 3). This shows the frustration Christopher has because reading facial expressions is so difficult for him, and it also explains why Christopher does not like to talk to strangers. Another symptom of Aspergers that Christopher displays is the need for a strict schedule.
Christopher is also known for having a negative insight on life and the community. Exhibited in the beginning of the chapter it is told that if their are many red cars seen in the morning it is consider to be a good day. If many yellow cars are seen it is the opposite. To conclude, Boone is not capable of handling many issues; The tendency is to run away from issues especially when the situation is violent. Christopher's disability allows him to see and experience the world in ways that are much different from others and ultimately these differences are not advantageous because they do not allow him to gain and share valuable insights into the ways of the world.
Furthermore he doesn´t eat food if different sorts of food are touching each other. These things make life hard and it’s one of the main themes. The other important theme is lying and white lies. Christopher says that everyone lies, but he hates lying. Sometimes he tells white lies.
Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.” Mark Haddon uses first person to show Christopher’s view on life in a personal manner. The quote shows how Christopher sees himself as a young man who is extremely transparent in his moods and meanings and never lies. The quote also exemplifies Christopher’s inability to understand a wide range of expressions. Another quote that displays Christopher’s unique perspective is seen in the quote “Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away.
Marquis Barnes Mrs. Wolfe Brit. Literature 15 September 2013 How Curious is the Curious Incident In The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time, autism seemingly is the cause of action and hinders Christopher’s growth development. Christopher to often times misunderstands and misinterprets other people's intentions, especially those of his father. Consequently, he strongly shies away from public relations and evades it whenever possible. Yet as the story continues, he steps out of his comfort-zone in order to find his mother which allows him to develop a stronger sense of independence.
Christopher finds it hard to interact with people, and has underdeveloped social skills. He finds people hard to understand because people do a lot of talking without using any words. For example, Siobhan tells Chris that if you close your mouth and breathe through your nose, it can mean many different things from being bored to being angry, and it all depends on how much and how fast the air comes out your nose. She also explained that it makes a difference what shape your mouth is in when you do it, or how you are sitting, or what you just said before. This is hard for him to comprehend.
Where in most cases the carrier of that disease isn't able to learn or retain information like a normal person could. However, most people with autism are very intelligent and the part of the brain associated with learning still works perfectly. It is the social aspect of the brain that autism impairs. Autism makes it hard for people to pick up on sarcasm, imagine the thoughts and feelings of other people, and it is extremely difficult to emphasize. In the book The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-Time the main character Christopher suffers from almost all of these symptoms but it is never made clear that he actually has autism.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon is the story of Christopher, an autistic boy whose social inability causes misunderstandings between him and the world. Throughout the novel, as he searches for the reason behind Wellington, a dog’s death, he discovers a way to bridge the gap between him and other people, to have the courage to face his problems, the world, and his own identity. Christopher is unable to communicate with other people very well due to his autism, some of his problems, such as “Not talking to people for a long time; Not liking being touched; Screaming when I am angry or confused; Smashing things when I am angry or confused; Groaning;” (73). When the police arrive after he discovers Wellington’s dead body, they ask him a flood of questions, causing Christopher to be confused, “He was asking too many questions and he was asking them too quickly…I rolled back onto the lawn and pressed my forehead to the ground…” (8). While Christopher has many problems, he also has many unique abilities, described on page 3, I know all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7,507.” (3).